I thought this was an interesting article in the New York Times titled “In Fierce Competition, Google Finds Novel Ways to Feed Hiring Machine.”

This quote by Alice Yu-shan Chang (successfully recruited by Google) was easy for me to relate to:

Being in an environment where you are going to learn a lot is the most important thing to me

As is the case with many young entrepreneurs interested in the tech industry, the most important thing to me is learning and getting the chance to work with great employees, which is exactly the type of environment my employer, Zillow.com, provides.


  • I agree, Drew. It is an interesting article and so important for younger professionals to consider. Many times (especially coming straight from undergrad) the number one factor students focus on when applying for jobs is financial reward. They de-emphasize access to really smart people and a great learning environment.